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Dr. Shilpak Ambule
High Commissioner of India to Singapore

Dr. Shilpak Ambule grew up in Pune and did his schooling, junior college and graduation from Abhinava Vidyalaya, Fergusson College and BJ Medical College respectively. He has completed the Master’s degree program in Translation and Interpretation (T&I) in Chinese-English from MIIS, Monterey, California.

He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2002 and after learning Chinese language, spent 8 years in Beijing in the Indian Embassy working as Third Secretary, Second Secretary and First Secretary in the Political Wing and as Chief of Staff to Ambassador. He then served in Headquarters as the Deputy Head of the East Asia Division and as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to August 2018. After a brief stint as Deputy High Commissioner of India in Colombo from August 2018 – July 2019, he returned to Delhi and served as Joint Secretary in the External Affairs Minister’s office till 24th June, 2022. He took over as Joint Secretary (East Asia) in June 2022 and continued to hold dual charge till 22 July 2023. He is currently serving as High Commissioner to Singapore since 23 July 2023.

He is married to Mayuri and they have two daughters.